Helane Morrison is an assertive woman who stands for integrity and accountability. She is a firm speaker against corruption and exploitation of the public by the large corporations. Morrison is a member of Executive Committee and General Counsel of Hall Capital Partners LLC. As a Chief Compliance Office, she is committed to building public confidence in the financial industry by enforcing regulatory compliance, accountability and integrity. Morrison joined the San Francisco largest advisory firm in 2007 where she also serves as a Managing Director. She works with an enforcement team who investigates mutual fund advisors, brokerage firms, and financial advisors before they are entrusted with client’s resources. The team ensures all customers’ investments are ethical, and any anomalies result in disciplinary actions such as pressing of criminal charges.
Morrison graduated with a degree in Journalism from the NorthWest University, Illinois and later acquired a Juris Doctor from the University Of California Berkeley School Of Law. She started her legal career as a law clerk to Justice Harry Blackmun and Hon. Richard Posner. She practiced law for ten years and became a partner at a private law firm after practicing for five years. As an attorney, she was involved in business litigation, SEC matters, internal corporate litigation and defense of private securities. She defended clients in class-action suits and worked in arbitrations where she defended stock brokerage firms and brokers.
Morrison assertive and hardworking characters were recognized by the government and were appointed as an enforcement head at the Securities and Exchange Commission in San Francisco office. She was later elevated and became the first female Regional Director of the SEC San Francisco office. In her tenure at the SEC, she enforced regulatory compliance and securities. She represented SEC in the financial community, government agencies, legal issues and business issues. Her area of jurisdiction included Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Northern Nevada, Washington, Oregon and Northern California states. She brought forth significant cases against large enterprises and fraudulent executives of corporations like NextCard Inc., Hewlett-Packard, HBO and Google. She spearheaded actions against auditors of California Microdevices and Republic Securities of New York. Her quest for justice saw her backdate cases of technology companies of Silicon-Valley and expose false security sale to more than 50,000 military personnel.
Helane Morrison is ardent about compliance in the financial industry and also seeks to bridge the discrepancies of the women and men in the financial field.